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Safe Search won't stay off.

I know how to turn safe search off (go to settings and un-tick the box, then click save) But the problem is that when I do this, it turns safe search back on again. I've … (read more)

I know how to turn safe search off (go to settings and un-tick the box, then click save) But the problem is that when I do this, it turns safe search back on again. I've done this a couple of times and safe search won't turn off. I've browsed for solutions but I cannot find one.

Asked by bobbertcanuck 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Keywords in Search Engines: Why are they blank?

Normally in Options, Search, you'd right click the Search Engine and click Edit and input your keyword. Then type in that keyword before your search word for that search… (read more)

Normally in Options, Search, you'd right click the Search Engine and click Edit and input your keyword. Then type in that keyword before your search word for that search engine to work. But in Firefox there seems to be no way to add a keyword to any search engine. Did I miss something? Is it there from before and they've neglected to remove it even though there is no function? I'm perplexed. Call me weird but I don't like wasting time clicking the search bar, typing the thing I'm searching for, then clicking some icon. What a waste of time. You should be able to just go Alt_D (you're at the address bar), type your keyword and search word, hit Enter and its searching. Takes about 2 seconds with reasonable keyboard proficiency. It seems like software is getting dumbed down year by year.

Asked by moz2u 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Search on Page finds results that I don't see

When searching some pages (Contol+f), Firefox indicates that it found results that are not highlighted. I turn on "Highlight All." I click the down arrow to move through … (read more)

When searching some pages (Contol+f), Firefox indicates that it found results that are not highlighted. I turn on "Highlight All." I click the down arrow to move through the results. It seems to be bouncing between results, but I don't see them. When manually scrolling down the page, only one result is highlighted. This happens on various pages. Here is one example: Page: https://www.target.com/p/panasonic-9-cuft-black-stainless-steel-microwave-8211-nn-sb438/-/A-53844326

Search on page (control + f) for "inverter". Turn on "Highlight All". Three matches are found, but only one is visible. Where are... how do I see the other two matches?

Thanks!

Asked by compupix 10 months ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 10 months ago

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Fire fox asking to open or save when opening a page or searching

When i try to open a page or search firefox pops up a dialog box asking if i want to save or open "search" of file type "application/octet-stream". I have uninstalled f… (read more)

When i try to open a page or search firefox pops up a dialog box asking if i want to save or open "search" of file type "application/octet-stream". I have uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it but problem persists. I am running windows 8.1 and have the lates release firefox.

Asked by frankromeo 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Keeps setting search to yahoo

Hi I'm getting really frustrated where everytime firefox does an update it re-installs all the search engines I've deleted and then resets yahoo as the main search engine… (read more)

Hi I'm getting really frustrated where everytime firefox does an update it re-installs all the search engines I've deleted and then resets yahoo as the main search engine. Like others on this site I really dislike yahoo, it's a crappy search engine compared to others. Yes I can go in and re-delete yahoo from the list of engines in the settings but I shouldn't have to keep having yahoo forced on me. It's really annoying and I'm thinking about going back to chrome if there's not a permanent fix. Any suggestions or is it now a "feature" of firefox.

Asked by Jacij 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Issues with search via adress bar

Sometimes when I type a query in the address bar and hit enter nothing happens at all. This does not happen all the time but whenever it does, it is very frustrating. … (read more)

Sometimes when I type a query in the address bar and hit enter nothing happens at all. This does not happen all the time but whenever it does, it is very frustrating.

Asked by Gefallener Soldat 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I am getting 403: Forbidden- Access is denied when using search

Every time I use my search bar to search for something not already in my history of search, I get the message- 403: Forbidden-Access is denied. You do not have permission… (read more)

Every time I use my search bar to search for something not already in my history of search, I get the message- 403: Forbidden-Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.This just happened and nothing I have tried has worked. Basically, I can't use Firefox to search for anything. I'm not sure what credentials they are referring to. Can anyone help?

Asked by vinrocc 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How do I stop the search options page from defaulting to Yahoo when I select Google as the default?

I set Google as the default, remove every other search engine from the search options page including the generic search with magnifying glass sign, and every time I open … (read more)

I set Google as the default, remove every other search engine from the search options page including the generic search with magnifying glass sign, and every time I open Firefox, everything is back as it was before the changes. This is extremely frustrating! I have tried the answers here as well as any answers I could understand in a search, and nothing works. Supposedly this was a problem with version 34 and fixed after that, but I am using 38.0.5! Solving this should not be as difficult as it is!

I am running Vista Ultimate (32 bit).

Asked by keysmiata 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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About the Video on opting out of the Windows 10 express install

When I go to the main Firefox screen, I frequently get notified of various things that I might find of interest, such as how to opt out of the Windows 10 express install.… (read more)

When I go to the main Firefox screen, I frequently get notified of various things that I might find of interest, such as how to opt out of the Windows 10 express install. I am probably in the minority but I don't like someone reading to me via videos. I like to read things for myself, always have. Is there a place where I might find text with pictures instead of these videos? Plus I can print off the text which makes it easier and I could read it anywhere. I do suffer through a video now and then if it was something of major importance. However, my internet connection is unbelievably slow. Recently I had to change a part on my laptop and wanted info on how to do it. Of course, the only info I could find was in video form. An 8 minute video took 62 minutes for me to watch, that is how slow my internet connection is. The video downloads just a few seconds at a time. It took 4 times as long to watch the video as it did for me to change the part. And that's just another reason I avoid videos. I'm surely not the only person out there who has this preference.

Asked by morlaine 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How do I remove ALL built-in serach engines?

Every time I mispell a URL it forwards it to some search engine. I don't want this! What if I accidentally copy-pasted something personal that I didn't intend and it gets… (read more)

Every time I mispell a URL it forwards it to some search engine. I don't want this! What if I accidentally copy-pasted something personal that I didn't intend and it gets forwarded to yahoo? On the Search options I am given the option to remove all except one of them. There has to be at least one or the Remove button is greyed out. I want ALL of them gone. I don't want mispelled URLs to be redirected to a search engine.

Asked by OnlyOne 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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default search engine wont to change

the default for the search engine at first is Yahoo.com , so i changed to google (dot) com in option as a default search engine. i tried search something in search bar bu… (read more)

the default for the search engine at first is Yahoo.com , so i changed to google (dot) com in option as a default search engine. i tried search something in search bar but the default is still Yahoo.com . so that, i back to the option, and removed the yahoo (dot) com. tried search again, still yahoo as the default even i've removed and the default search was google icon.

Asked by ratnaMutyasari 5 years ago

Last reply by John99 4 years ago

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google searches don't produce any answers

When I type a search into google, nothing happens. the page just stays blank. I have recently installed Avast anti-virus freeware. Could there be a connection? I noticed… (read more)

When I type a search into google, nothing happens. the page just stays blank. I have recently installed Avast anti-virus freeware. Could there be a connection? I noticed Firefox connects using "system proxy settings". Is this normal?

Asked by lagodeluna 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Is there an addon which lets you build your search locations and then search in them in a click of a button? (rather to choose from a predefined search engines)

I am searching for an add on that would let me build my search locations quick access. Is there an addon that would allow me to search currently selected text in my custo… (read more)

I am searching for an add on that would let me build my search locations quick access. Is there an addon that would allow me to search currently selected text in my customized locations rather in the big search engines that are included in these kind of addons by the devs themselves. And even better, is there an app that would let me search in multiple self defined websites (websites that have a search engine, not searched within a page) with a click of a button? Thanks.

Asked by ILoveIL 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Cannot config for preferred URL for search from address bar, WHERE IS IT STORED?

Before ver 52 Firefox (and now in Win10), there was some obvious way of doing it in Options (I think "custom" on the drop-down list). Now selecting from list of default … (read more)

Before ver 52 Firefox (and now in Win10), there was some obvious way of doing it in Options (I think "custom" on the drop-down list). Now selecting from list of default searchers in Options gives only search names, not what their URLs are or what options they may include, and no "custom" to add your own. I need to include a parameter in a Google search that includes verbatim, and the paramater has been the same for many years, I only have recently found no way to include it, although it does work fine for home page, new tab, and other places where a search engine is called up. The address bar is the only place I see no way of entering it. I have searched "about:config" for every instance of googlea and inserted the URL with the verbatim paramer, and still no success. It is everywhere correct, except for searches from the address bar. The URL Firefox puts on the address bar appears to now be inalterable for any given searcher choice. Although not relevant to the problem, the exact URL I prefer is (which most serious searchers love once they use it):

  https://www.google.com/? newwindow=0&pws=0&num=100&safe=off&tbs=li%3A1

The most critical parameter for "verbatim" is &tbs=li%3A1 plenty weird, but works. Much appreciation and "golden buzzer" for solution. BillBailer

Asked by BillBailer 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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I delete Google from the list of available search engines, but it keeps reappearing

I've been deleting Google from the list of available search engines from the "Search" settings tab, but it keeps reappearing, not as the default search engine, but as a p… (read more)

I've been deleting Google from the list of available search engines from the "Search" settings tab, but it keeps reappearing, not as the default search engine, but as a potential search engine. Although I could just ignore Google, I don't like it there. Firefox is the most configurable browser, and it does respect users' decisions and preferences, except in this matter. How can I permanently delete Google from my search engines list?

Asked by dsejas 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Search bar does not close, always active

Hi all, This problem started tody after few months with firefox- the search bar appaears at bottom of page and never closes. I try to close it and it doesn't react. When … (read more)

Hi all,

This problem started tody after few months with firefox- the search bar appaears at bottom of page and never closes. I try to close it and it doesn't react. When trying to type in any web page, the search bar takes over and takes the text I try to type in any other field. I did a complete Virus scan and anti malware sacn with Windows defender, uninstalled Mozilla and still same problem. Also removed all old Mozilla files from %Appdata% etc.

Will be happy to get your advise

Asked by michaelmenkin 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Is there a replacement for keyword.URL?

I know it was remove sometime around version 20. (For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.) Since then I used the "K… (read more)

I know it was remove sometime around version 20.

(For gods sake why springs to mind. I am genuinely curious if someone can answer that question.)

Since then I used the "Keyword.URL Hack!" to bring it back.

Now I find upon a clean install the addon has been removed. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/keywordurl-hack/)

What I want to achieve is having the search bar use the duckduck go search as normal and the address bar use "I'm Feeling Ducky" ("http://duckduckgo.com/&q=! "). I used to be able to do this like this: https://duck.co/forum/thread/1910/i-m-feeling-ducky-firefox-address-bar

Now I can't

I've had this function since firefox version 1.5 or so with google and google I'm feeling lucky and I have edited the keyword.URL since version 4 to keep it.

Seriously it's brilliant. Type ebay > go to ebay, Type facebook > go to facebook etc. for any common site. If I want to search I use the searchbar and get a list of results. Perfect.

Can anyone help me get this back?

Thanks

Asked by spidermagicat 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Start to type somewhere, ie google, and after few letters it doesnt continue there, start to search on page.

Not every time, but very often it happens, when i start to type, especially google search, after few letters the focus goes to page search (i made the setting that search… (read more)

Not every time, but very often it happens, when i start to type, especially google search, after few letters the focus goes to page search (i made the setting that search starts with typing automatically, no need ctrl-f). But it should be still at google search field. Happens on fb chat window also, and i think anywhere it can happen, the matter is that the website lose the focus and goes to mozilla.

Asked by radhanair 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago